Looking for a simple, fresh lunch or snack that is healthy, tasty and fresh? This little number is yummy and crunchy and filled with healthy fats and protein. I created these guacamole and chickpea wraps for one of my detoxes, and I’ve been making them ever since.
Mole flavors started to speak to me so I used raw cacao to give the sauce depth. Horseradish and harissa bring on the lingering heat of the sauce. Once it’s all cooked and blended, it becomes rich, silky, dark and tangy with a hint of spice.
Elote is a popular Mexican street food, a grilled corn on the cob slathered with a crema mayonnaise mixture. Delicious, but not so easy on the stomach and hips. Using an easy substitute of Greek yogurt brings this street food home for me. Because I cut the kernals from the cob and served them in […]
By Monique Costello on September 21, 2014
It’s the green apple that really sets this apart. Tart, crisp and fresh. The hummus helps the rice stick together slightly and stay inside the pepper a bit better. For a warmer option, check out the Happy Healthy Tip below to turn this into a cheesy warm grilled version. Either way, it’s delicious!
By Monique Costello on September 14, 2014
it’s quite stunning really how the squash gives up its flesh in these long, gorgeous yellow strands after roasting. The perfect base for a bevvy of toppings. Classically roasted in the oven, but easily roasted on the grill too for just a nice hint of smoke.
By Monique Costello on September 7, 2014
The nutty, earthy, warm and peppery flavor from cumin provides comes alive with the sharp, sour, freshness from the lime over the roasted cauliflower. Don’t stop there! This Lime and Cumin Vinaigrette is great on a number of other dishes as well. Try it on any salad, grilled tuna or even over a burger.
This month’s recipe swap is a Jelly Cake – two layers of a spice cake with jelly between the layers. The goal of the swap is to modify the recipe by at least 3 ingredients or modify the method. I wanted to play pretty close to the original ingredients but really deviate from the the […]
This isn’t a true hummus, which calls for chickpeas and tahini; it’s a lentil spread or dip or salad topper — perfect for sandwiches and snacking. The lemon adds a brightness which is perfect on grilled chicken and veggies (I used it on a lettuce wrap filled with just such items).
By Monique Costello on August 17, 2014
Looking for a super fast, super delish summer salad? This is it! It isn’t new, and I didn’t originally create it, but I put my own spin on it with the addition of the mint and extra pepper. One of the keys to this salad is to spend the money on a REALLY GOOD block […]
By Monique Costello on August 3, 2014
Seriously. Stuffed pears. Little bursts of pomegranate seeds. So much flavor! Live on the wild side and try this.
By Monique Costello on July 27, 2014
Interesting summer salads are key to quelling summer boredom. I’m a huge fan of greens and urge you to get them into your daily intake. But for a little variety try moving away from the world of lettuce and toss in something grilled. A sticky brown rice mingling with grilled peppers, all coated with […]